June 3, 2015

My MixCloud Mixes back up in the US

Back in August of last year I reported that due to copyright changes on MixCloud, my 10 Twin Peaks Archive Extra Mixes could no longer be listened to in the US. I finally figured out a VERY SIMPLE work-around by merely using numbers in place of the Artist Name.

Wish I would have thought of that sooner! Anyway, the good news is that my mixes are available to listen to again for those in the US! 

Check them out here:

Twin Peaks 2016

I'll see you again in 25 years.
It's been a while since I've posted here. Not much new TP music news since the release of the Missing Pieces from FWWM. BUT- since then we've gotten the biggest piece of TP news since... well ever! Twin Peaks is coming back! As mind-boggeling as that may seem. I've posted about my history with the show on this site before. I was an instant fan from the moment the Pilot aired on ABC in 1990. And from the moment that season 2 cliffhanger aired, I've been hoping to return to Twin Peaks. My love for the show never waned over the years, and no other show ever recaptured my interest like TP did.

I loved FWWM, but of course I have always longed for a follow up- and it always depressed me knowing the plans were for a couple more movies that never happened. Over the years I still held out hope that the stars would align, but I finally gave up hope a while back. And after many years, I also came to see that final shot of Cooper staring at Bob as a sort of ending. A devastating one- but an ending nonetheless. Or- at the very least a very good stopping point.

And then a couple years ago, TP seemed to go through a surge in popularity. And with the music releases, and then the blu rays and FWWM Missing Pieces, I started thinking about Laura's line in the final episode. "I'll see you again in 25 years." With all the renewed popularity TP seemed to be experiencing, could Lynch use that prophetic line of dialogue and return somehow? Even just a filmed scene or two? Then rumors started to swirl. Which were then shot down by Mark Frost, Jen Lynch, etc. Oh well... 

And then the unthinkable happened. Last October, Lynch & Frost confirmed it was indeed, Happening Again: Twin Peaks is returning! In my wildest dreams I could never imagined this would happen with Lynch & Frost in control of everything. As a series. On Showtime. Frost's many interviews that day said all of the things I had hoped to hear for years! I barely slept for about a week I was so excited.

Unfortunately, we all know there was a pretty big bump along the way! I guess that's the life of a TP fan. When Lynch walked on Easter, I was devastated. But quickly we learned the project was still a possibility (with Lynch of course). The next six weeks were hell. But at least throughout it there seemed to be some hope that it could still happen, as fans rallied with the "Save Twin Peaks" campaign. I decided to gather all my Save TP artwork that I posted on Twitter and post them here:

And then fans' prayers were answered! Lynch is BACK! TP is a go! IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN! Lynch and Frost writing all. Lynch directing all. Many old cast to return. Re-furbishing the RR. And, most likely 18 episodes! (One season? or Two?)

And, of course this whole site is dedicated to the music of TP- Angelo Badalamenti WILL return with NEW TP MUSIC! I never thought I'd hear that, and you can imagine how excited I am by this. New themes! New variations on old themes! Amazing to even think about. So this site will continue to live on! Can't wait for new soundtracks, etc.!

So there you have it! Pre-production is underway. We will all return to TP next year. And I couldn't be more excited. Lynch, Frost & Showtime, "Let's Rock!"